LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 3/7/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 3 July, 2018
LOCAL PARK AND NATURE SITES RESTORED
The future of Pocket Park at Scole and several other nearby nature sites looks secured.
A trust, which was set up by volunteers to restore the overgrown park and sites, has now been granted charity status.
The Scole Nature Trails Trust will look to maintain and continue to improve the land for public use.
The sites were bought by Scole parish council with the help of a loan, after being sold off by the county council, while the park, leased by Mid Suffolk council, had been left virtually abandoned.
A path has been installed to connect the sites and the trust plans to install wooden benches and plant over 100 saplings.
DECISION ON DISTRICT COUNCILS LINK-UP SET FOR NEXT WEEK
A final decision will be taken later this month on whether South Norfolk council should set up a close working relationship with Broadland council.
Each council will meet separately on July 12 to discuss a recommendation from their cabinet members to go ahead with the plan.
It’s hoped that the move will save over £8 million over the next five years with a new joint managing director and a single team of officers operating the two councils.
BREAK-IN AT RUSHALL
Police are investigating a break-in at a house in Rushall.
Copper piping and an immersion tank were stolen in the incident on Harleston Road.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between noon on June 23rd and 11am on June 27th.
NEW EYE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE LOCALLY
New eye treatment is being offered by a Diss optician so that people in the area don’t need to go to hospital or travel elsewhere in the county.
Adkins Opticians has been certified as one of only three opticians around Norfolk that can treat and prescribe for a range of eye infections and allergies, such as dry eye.
MUSIC FESTIVAL AT STRADBROKE THIS WEEKEND
The Stradisphere Music Festival is set for this weekend, with organisers naming the headline acts.
They’re Mercury Music Prize winners, Badly Drawn Boy and former chart-topping act, Sam and the Womp.
The event takes place on Friday and Saturday at Stradbroke Community Field.
NON-ANIMAL CIRCUS COMES TO DISS
The biggest circus in 15 years is very definitely coming to town.
The Circus Fantasia will open up the big top in Diss at Fair Green from tomorrow for five days.
It’s a first visit to Norfolk for the family-owned non-animal circus, which has performers from around the world.
THIRD CITY SIGNING
Norwich City have made their third signing in a few days.
Fullback Felix Passlack has joined on loan from German club Borussia Dortmund, while striker Steven NaismIth is on his way back to Scotland from Carrow Road on loan again to Hearts.